I'd say that you'd BETTER not even suggest the "source" of your CD... REMOVE THAT FILE FROM SOURCE (unless you really want to keep it on the CD).
As for the $OEM$ folder, you did "other-than" just Driver Integration (i.e. SlipStream the SP3) AND undoubtedly used the "OEM" Options in the Unattended section. If you had manually slipped and
did no other tweaking whatsoever, that folder would not have existed. That file's sole purpose is to "jump start" the other "functions". Willing to bet you'll also see a folder called "NLDRV" in the "I386" folder. That's where nLite might have placed them.
"Extra INI" files? PLEASE don't tell me you ran nLite against an nLited source
!!!! You MUST start with a FRESH copy of the CD EACH TIME!!!
Not feeling so good right now BUT I will tell you this - if you
1 - Copy your FULL CD Contents to a Created Folder on your C-Drive (say, "C:\NLITEXP")
2 - REMOVE the TXT file "in question" from the folder - keep it as you need what's inside it.
3 - Start a NEW nLite Session (do NOT load a previous session), pointing to the NLITEXP folder (click "Next" for two screens)
4 - On "Task Selection" click "NONE", then click BOTH "Service Pack" AND "Drivers" AND "Create ISO" (click "Next")
5 - In "Service Pack", point to the SP3 file (click "Next")
6 - In "Drivers" select all of your drivers as you did last time (click "Next")
7 - In "Create Iso" point to ANYWHERE but NLITEXP folder and give ISO a name, (say, "C:MYXPSP3.ISO") (click "Next")
When done, you're NLITEXP folder will be "clean" containing NO OEM folder, SP3 Integrated, an NLDRV folder with your Drivers, a number of "modified as-of the nLite run" INF and IN_ files (these are the ones modified for the Drivers), a NEW NLITE.IN_ file (to allow for additional functions, e.g. running a "helper")and ONLY TWO INI Files in the Root. There will ALSO be the ISO file created and ready to be "burned" (a bootable ISO EXACTLY like the NLITEXP folder contents).
This ISO will perform/install EXACTLY like a "standard" SP3 (all steps required to Install, including "Enter Key", etc) FULLY ATTENDED, with the exception that ALL DRIVERS will also be integrated.
Why do I suggest this? Unless you are more familiar with Integration and nLite (an Integrator Helper), then you may be just confusing yourself (and others).
Optional - In Step#4 - go to here
(READ it) and get ONLY the Updates (DO NOT Integrate WMP11 or IE7 or IE8 at this time - you will get even MORE confused) - BEFORE clicking "next", SORT the HotFixes by Ascending Date. This step will get you fully up-to-date as-of the date specified. NO OPTIONALS are provided (i.e. "Add-ons").
Also browse through the nLite screenshots
to get a better idea.
1 = You are using a warezed iso which is highly against the rules here...
2 = It has already been nlited and will NOT likely work being nLited again.
This is highly likely, as the dates of the previous INI files are "2058" (unless your System Date is screwed up). Also, I note (now that I look closer) that you'r missing a couple of folders.
So, on that note... That's all the help you get here....
(silly me... as I said... tired... KEL!)